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  • HoL EU Financial Affairs Sub Committee: Letter to Rishi Sunak

    27/03/2020
    The Committee has published the text of a letter sent to Rishi Sunak, which urges the Government to establish a structured... dialogue between the UK and the EU to support cross-border financial services and manage any future divergence. Amongst other matters, the Committee suggests that the Government should delegate more powers to the financial regulators after Brexit (which would require increased parliamentary oversight of the financial regulators’ activities). The text includes a substantial appendix containing detailed conclusions and recommendations.
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  • EC: EMIR – Delegated Regulations

    27/03/2020
    The following have been published in the Official Journal: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/447 of 16 December 2019 supplementing EMIR with... regard to regulatory technical standards on the specification of criteria for establishing the arrangements to adequately mitigate counterparty credit risk associated with covered bonds and securitisations, and amending Delegated Regulations (EU) 2015/2205 and (EU) 2016/1178 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/448 of 17 December 2019 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251 as regards the specification of the treatment of OTC derivatives in connection with certain simple, transparent and standardised securitisations for hedging purposes.
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  • ESMA: Guidelines on Article 25 AIFMD

    27/03/2020
    ESMA’s consultation sets out draft guidance to address leverage risks in the AIF sector. Responses are required by 1 September... 2020.
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  • ESMA: Post trade risk reduction services

    27/03/2020
    ESMA has published a consultation on post trade risk reduction services under EMIR, including how the clearing obligation affects the services.... ESMA is also seeking feedback on the scope of a possible exemption to the clearing obligation. Responses are required by 15 June 2020.
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  • EIOPA: Report on the IORP II pension benefit statement designs

    27/03/2020
    The report describes the process for developing the designs of a pension benefit statement and the improvements made after every consultation... stage. EIOPA has created two model pension benefit statements.
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  • FCA: Handbook Notice 75/Instruments

    27/03/2020
    FCA has published details of instruments passed at its Board meetings on 26 March 2020. These are: Handbook Administration (No... 52) Instrument 2020/11; Financial Services Compensation Scheme (Management Expenses Levy Limit 2020/2021) Instrument 2020/12; :Listing Rules (Contents of Circulars) Amendment) Instrument 2020/13 and Listing Rules (Disclosure of Rights of Securities) Instrument 2020/14. Instruments may be downloaded via the second link.
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  • FCA/PSR: Business cooperation under competition law

    27/03/2020
    In this short press release, the regulators express their support for CMA's recently published guidance on business cooperation under competition law... and note that they will take a consistent approach to their competition law enforcement activity in the financial services sector. The regulators also emphasise that they will not tolerate conduct that seeks to exploit the current situation and harms consumers.
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  • ESMA: Application date of equity transparency calculations

    27/03/2020
    ESMA reports that, although it has been asked by some stakeholders to defer the date of application on the grounds of... the market situation created by Covid-19, it has decided to keep the date of application (1 April 2020) unchanged.
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  • PRA: PS8/20: Financial Service Compensation Scheme – Management Expense Levy Limit 2020/21

    27/03/2020
    Further to CP1/20, this PS provides feedback and final rules for the FSCS MELL for 2020/21. The FSCS MELL will... apply for the financial year ending 31 March 2021.
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